Rick and Morty - Finding Meaning in Life

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ThreeDigitIQ : Your purpose is to pass the butter.

SuperNoone89 : I'm happiest when not thinking too much. Maybe the purpose is not to have a purpose and just go with it.

Antonis : *"Every place is the center of the universe, every moment is the most important moment, everything is the meaning of life."* *- Dan Harmon.*

Cooper Smith : FALSE. All of Rick's actions have been to get that Mulan schezuapn McNugget Sauce. Everyone knows this

alexis !! : nobody exists on purpose nobody belongs anywhere everybody’s gonna die come watch tv ???

Arraik Cruor : The meaning of this video was to make me cry.

Jake Anderson : Holocaust survivor and psychiatrist Viktor Frankl makes this exact point, that there is no absolute meaning to life, in his book "Man's Search for Meaning" written in 1946: "The meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person’s life at a given moment. To put the question in general terms would be comparable to the question posed to a chess champion: “Tell me, master, what the best move in the world is?” There is simply no such thing as the best or even a good move apart from a particular situation in a game and the particular personality of one’s opponent. The same holds for human existence. One should not search for an abstract meaning of life... As each situation in life represents a challenge to man and presents a problem for him to solve, the question of the meaning of life may actually be reversed. Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather he must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible… By declaring that man is responsible and must actualize the potential meaning of his life, I wish to stress that the true meaning of life is to be discovered in the world rather than within man or his own psyche, as though it were a closed system. I have termed this constitutive characteristic “the self-transcendence of human existence.” It denotes the fact that being human always points, and is directed, to something, or someone, other than oneself – be it a meaning to fulfill or another human being to encounter. The more one forgets himself – by giving himself to a cause to serve or another person to love – the more human he is and the more he actualizes himself. What is called self-actualization is not an attainable aim at all, for the simple reason that the more one would strive for it, the more he would miss it. In other words, self-actualization is possible only as a side-effect of self-transcendence.”

Enter the Jouz : What about the reality where Hitler cured cancer??? The answer is just don't think about it...

nschwartz311 : Rick and Morty literally helped boost me out of my depression so that I could take the steps necessary to get better and what you acknowledged in your video is exactly the reason why

Heneral Luna : Very well-made vid dude. Existentialism at it's finest. Keep up the good work :)

Micoola : Optimistic Nihilism is the term you're looking for

K S : i'm crying and high af

Spacecookie : Yep, there are a few of us sat alone at the end like that.

Lauren Gillis : I think Rick & Morty low-key broke me

Angel O : I discovered the purpose of my life at 40: Give, give, give. Not necessarily money, as I don't have much, but by being of service. Help, teach, volunteer. And the more I get in return. Wish I had known before...

The Absurd Hero : I've seen this video more than 15 times! It helps me to focus in the important things...

Carlos Pires : Happiness is only real when shared

Jessica Rose : this was one of the smartest rick and morty philosophy videos I have seen plus I love camus #camusisbae

Darian Javier : the absolute irony is, quantum theory would suggest that the reality you experience depends on the perspective you have... so life is as meaningful or meaningless as you want it to be

Dillon Bishop : This video literally helped explain how I've felt about life for the past two years. Thank you now I can show somebody what I mean in a more relatable sense

DiamondGuy34 : In some ways, Rick reminds me a little bit of Alan Watts: A highly intelligent man, able to view the universe in a way most other people can't comprehend, yet he's also an alcoholic with a difficult family life; someone who experiences deep pain despite his fantastic cognitive powers.

eqw321 : i see alot of people talking about how this video hit the spot or made them cry, well, this video also hit hard in the heart of an idealist who constantly thought about life instead of actually living it with those around him ...

Shanna Simons : The thing is, you can figure this out easily on your own. As in many religions, or even philosophies, there are many who are idolized for their "enlightenment." You could find enlightenment from being with family, friends, and doing what you love most.

Bruno Osti : Holly shit man! I watched the entire show during a depressive period of my life. No wonder I enjoyed it so much. Maybe, subconsciously, I could reach this message. Nice video! Excellent ending!

skyvoice : Every time I drink nowadays, I think of Rick, and think about these exact concepts and just relate to him so hard. I try to find joy and happiness in the small things, but my mind also wanders and tries to expand into uncharted territory. It's fruitless in the end, though.

The Absurd Hero : Once again here! I've seen it like 30 times and I still love it...

The Absurd Hero : Great video! Personaly I've had this kind of existential crisis with a nihilist perspective. But you always find small things that give meaning to your life.

Brannon Naito : I saw this a number of times, I love it. I can't agree with it more. I think what bothers me still despite feeling the same way, is that happiness is ephemeral. You can spend all the money you want, enjoy your time with family or experience new experiences, but still it's short-lived... at least for me. I'd like to find out what makes me happy for more than a moment.

Sisyphus : Easily the best video on YouTube

StellarFrank : This is why I love Rick and Morty. Not only is it filled with witty humour, plot twists and intricacies, it brings up existential questions. Also, You did an amazing job with this video, it was really well put together :)

Jonas Martinez : This is existential philosophical ways of thinking. Our existence is meaningless but it creates the beautiful freedom to find meaning in anything we want in life. Jean Paul Sartre has great work on existentialism.

Gym Rat Drew : Subjective meaning is itself meaningless though. I love weightlifting, for instance, though I know that (if I manage to live to 80+) I will literally watch every bit of muscle and strength melt from my tired old body. This doesn't mean I stop in the present, but realize that much like everything else it is meaningless in the grand scale of the universe. Create your own meaning, sure, but do not deceive yourselves into thinking it is objective by any stretch.

Daniel Blanco R : Dude you put the song when Rick tried to kill himself at the end? I came to laugh not to feel

Harivatsa Parameshwaran : Something I found very interesting is that the show provided a situation which highlighted "purpose". The Meeseks were creatures which had a purpose, a single purpose which if they fulfilled they could be at peace or cease to exist. But if they didn't fulfill their purpose they couldn't escape existence. So if we had a purpose, would we not devout our entire lives to the purpose, failing at which we would be stuck in an eternal loop. Maybe thats why we don't need a purpose, the burden of not fulfilling a purpose is far greater than the joy of fulfilling one. Maybe the purpose of life is very personal and subjective. Each one is an actor on this great stage which is life.

Connor Goosen : Incredible work and analysis! Does this show remind anyone else of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy with its philosophical messages being explored largely through its absurd humor? :)

Rick Sanchez : This video is one of the finest works I've ever witnessed in this lifetime.

Quicktwosteps : I can just play this in my church and I won't need to come back every Sunday mass.

natasha ihmeneva : But what if you have born in very bad place with terrible conditions. And even if you have born in normal place, your life basically consist of suffering and some carnal shit that your body must do. Ofcourse we can live and try to find some good things that makes us (who?) feel better, we can use our consciousness and shit like this but is it really worth? Why we just can not to live? Who said that do live is better then do not live? Sorry for my english.

G Savage : This video was great until the last part where you claim that the only thing more terrifying than existing and not knowing why is existing with nobody to share it with. You can enjoy whatever you want without anybody to share it with. You can be happy alone, in a room with nothing but a roof over your head. Sometimes sharing life with people can be annoying and cause more drama than it's worth. You nearly made a perfect video, nearly.

Sion : I agree, existing with no one to share it with, REALLY sucks!

TheAlbanianDude : Life, in the absolute truth, is meaningless, but its meaning is the meaning we give to it.

Space Monkey : All of these "meanings" you describe are rooted in emotional satisfaction, which is literally nothing but manipulating chemical responses in your brain originally designed to keep you alive and making more humans. If that is really all there is in life, it sure as shit isn't enough to satisfy me.

Axel Steiner : Amazing. That is the best in-depth analysis of Rick and Morty I've seen. It has shifted my view of the show and created a level of respect for it that wasn't there. Thank you and subscribed.

Hideika : This is why I love the show so much

Disappointment Bot : this is what i found out when i was 12

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Stagskull : Speed it up to 1.5, I couldn't handle normal speed, he speak way too slow. Good presentation though!

King Sisyphus : Sup!

Lure : I just wanna show people a good time

Michael Phelps : Beautifully said I don't think I could have said it better myself.